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Shares on Windows 2003 are Read-only by default!!! Even if I deselect read-only tag

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Hi,

When making a share on Win2k3 the read-only tag is selected but grey. If I deselect it and close and open the Share properties, the read only is back on??? Tried to delete a file with admin permissions but nope, access violation...


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Network mixed 2000/2003 server, Win 2k and XP WKS.


jurgen
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by:Luc Franken
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Hi ezjurgen,

You should try to uncheck the "Allow inheritable permissions from parent to propagate to this object" and then set the settings as you want them to be.

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LucF
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by:Vinnnnie
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Remove the user and re-add user back in. Make sure user has permissions to that resource and make sure it is not sub-shared, like it being already in a folder with something already shared above it, if that makes sense.
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by:cawelty
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Jurgen,

I saw this when we went to server 2003.  According to microsoft this is by design.  In fact all the folders on our servers still show read only in the way you described, but everyone who has permission to the folders is able to write to them
see this article
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=256614
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by:ezjurgen
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Well, I share a folder on server X (2003) Give myself (administrator) full rights, do not allow propagation from above. Go to a WKS (XP pro) and browse to the folder.... Icannot create or delete anything!!!!!


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by:Luc Franken
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Have you logged off and logged on again on the XP workstation? That makes sure the profile is updated for this kind of permissions.
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by:Vinnnnie
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Does this happen on your 2000 PCs or just your XP PCs?
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Are you unable to create or delete anything in that folder when you are directly on the server?  Or does this only happen when accessing a shared folder from a client workstation?
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by:cawelty
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I was just able to reproduce what you are talking about.  I created a share gave myself full control and accessed it from a client workstation.  I was unable to create or delete anything in this folder.  I then went back to the folder on the server and went to the sharing tab and gave myself full control there and I was then able to create and delete files, (the default share permissions was everyone read only).  So my suggestion is on the sharing tab give yourself full control permissions there.
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You may also want to check the security tab right next to the sharing tab. That one needs to be enabled as well for some weird reason.
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more info on my earlier comment...

Share permissions by default in 2003 are everyone read only. Since the share permissions are more restrictive than the ntfs permissions, the share permissions apply...see the full article from Microsoft here.  http://tinyurl.com/yfaq

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by:ezjurgen
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Thanks guys,

I feel so stupid, i only looked under the NTFS permissions, never under the old Share perms.... Unticked read only there and my headache was over

thanks



ez
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by:danofre
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That does not work for me.
.... Unticked read only there is no read only box.
Why is every answer so vague.
Spell it out for me.
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by:Luc Franken
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Why don't you create your own question?
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